A U.S. nuclear submarine crashed into an unknown object while patrolling the sea last weekend. South ChinaAccording to information from the U.S. Navy and independent sources, China is a region that is widely claimed.
“USS Connecticut attacked an object on the afternoon of October 2 while submerging in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region,” the U.S. Navy said in a statement. “No fatal injuries,” the statement said, adding that the sailors may have suffered minor injuries.
The U.S. Navy added that the USS Connecticut Sea Wolf Class nuclear power submarine was damaged but was still in operation.
Regular American patrolling
According to the Naval Institute, a think tank near the U.S. Navy, the USS was participating in an international naval exercise in the South China Sea during the Connecticut incident.
China claimed the entire portion of the South China Sea and built military outposts on small islands and atolls in the region. The United States and its allies regularly patrol the international waters of the region to ensure the right to free navigation, which has disappointed China.
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